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Greece’s Philoxenia Tourism Expo Returns After Covid-19 Hiatus

The Philoxenia international tourism exhibition and the Hotelia hotel equipment expo are returning to Thessaloniki after a year of absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.

The two exhibitions will take place between November 12-14 at the city’s International Exhibition Center in a safe environment and under strict health protocols for Covid-19.

Apart from Greek companies, Philoxenia 2021 will also host exhibitors from 11 countries, namely Iraq, Jordan, Poland, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Portugal, Vietnam, Luxembourg, Peru and India.

Tourism entrepreneurs from tourism agencies and large hotel units, as well as tourism destinations, hosted buyers from 28 countries and visitors seeking information about their next travel escape, will also gather in Thessaloniki.

Epidaurus will be the expo’s honored municipality, while municipalities and regions from all over Greece will present their tourism offerings.

Philoxenia will also host a rich program of parallel events and thematic presentations, conferences and workshops, as well as the Hosted Buyers Program.

Philoxenia’s annual conference, scheduled for November 13, will focus on experiential travel.

Organized under the theme “Experiential Tourism: Seeking authenticity”, the conference will attempt to comprehend and evaluate the significance of tourism experience and discuss on ways to create attractive experiences for travelers.

Hotelia 2021 to focus on hospitality restart

The Hotelia international hotel equipment exhibition will take place in parallel with Philoxenia and focus on the market’s restart as well as on the sustainable and safe operation of hospitality enterprises.

The expo will be divided into two thematic sections: the “All About Café” section which will focus on the art of coffee making and the “All About Gastronomy” that will focus on gastronomy.

Apart from Greece, the Hotelia has attracted participants from Turkey, France and Bulgaria.

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